Curator Selection / 2021 / /

Hard Times in a Mad City

  • Photographer
    Kenechi Unachukwu
  • Credit
    Kenechi Unachukwu

As the capital of Wisconsin, Madison is an epicenter for protests in the state; the city is no stranger to gatherings for social, economic, and racial matters. In a year marked by hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, compounded by state shutdown regulations, racial justice issues, and the looming 2020 presidential election, residents saw the number of demonstrations increase significantly. The division presented in Hard Times in a Mad City is a microcosm of the polarization seen across the United States. I aim to illustrate that the issues we see resonate at the very core of the nation.